We’re all saddened by the passing of Leonard Nimoy earlier today. It will take some time for most of us to fully process his loss. People all over the world are responding to his passing in tweets, Facebook posts, and other social media. Take a look and then tell us one of your favorite Nimoy moments in film, television, convention appearances, or just that random encounter you had with Nimoy one day.
“I loved him like a brother. We will all miss his humor, his talent, and his capacity to love.” -William Shatner http://t.co/U8ZN98tVYp
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) February 27, 2015
It is with sadness that I heard of Leonard Nimoy’s death. I was lucky to spend many happy, inspiring hours with him. He won’t be forgotten. — Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) February 27, 2015
We stood on your shoulders, and wouldn’t have had a galaxy to explore if you hadn’t been there, first. Thank you, Leonard, Rest in peace. — Wil Wheaton (@wilw) February 27, 2015
Woke up to the awful news that Leonard Nimoy passed. RIP to a true gentleman. Not many of those left in our Biz. — Marina Sirtis (@Marina_Sirtis) February 27, 2015
— Kim Cattrall (@KimCattrall) February 27, 2015
I just saw that Leonard Nimoy has passed on. We didn’t know each other well, but I’m glad I spent the time with him I did. A wonderful man. — Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) February 27, 2015
Leonard Nimoy brought us one of the greatest, noblest characters in the history of American storytelling. Someone find the Genesis planet. — Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) February 27, 2015
“Of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most… Human.” Farewell, Leonard Nimoy – Actor, Director, Pop culture icon. — KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) February 27, 2015
Welcome to Heaven, Leonard Nimoy. You’re awesome. — God (@TheGoodGodAbove) February 27, 2015
Live long and prosper. So long, Mr. Nimoy. — Elijah Wood (@woodelijah) February 27, 2015
President Obama released a statement today about Leonard Nimoy’s passing:
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) February 27, 2015
Long before being nerdy was cool, there was Leonard Nimoy. Leonard was a lifelong lover of the arts and humanities, a supporter of the sciences, generous with his talent and his time. And of course, Leonard was Spock. Cool, logical, big-eared and level-headed, the center of Star Trek’s optimistic, inclusive vision of humanity’s future. I loved Spock. In 2007, I had the chance to meet Leonard in person. It was only logical to greet him with the Vulcan salute, the universal sign for “Live long and prosper.” And after 83 years on this planet – and on his visits to many others – it’s clear Leonard Nimoy did just that. Michelle and I join his family, friends, and countless fans who miss him so dearly today.
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